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This is a smart, well produced and acted program offering a close-up view of the consequences of drinking and driving. It’s not your typical “points reduction” classroom tape. Viewers can ride the roller coaster of emotions that the handcuffed, fingerprinted, jailed and fined driver experiences as result of his refusal to accept his friend’s offer of a ride home.
The driver’s ordeal is intercut with interviews with a judge who’s heard 1,000 excuses, and with victims who emotionally describe the death or injury of a loved one in an alcohol related accident. The lesson on the bottom line is “accidents happen, but alcohol caused accidents are a crime and the consequences are awful.”